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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics cards prices slashed in the UAE

If you're looking to upgrade your gaming rig with a new graphics card, now is the right time for it as NVIDIA is slashing the prices for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards.The "Made to Game" promotion starts today, the 30th of May 2018 at 5PM UAE time and runs for...

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HP's new Mindframe PC gaming headset can help keep you cool – literally

If your PC gaming headset fits comfortably, but still leaves you feeling like you’ve just depressurized after a lengthy gaming session, HP has something just for you: Mindframe. This is HP’s new, over-ear PC gaming headset featuring active ear cooling.The headset, due out in the second h...

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Nvidia builds ‘fastest single computer humanity has ever created’

Nvidia has just announced its HGX-2 cloud server platform, which it claims powers "the fastest single computer humanity has ever created".It combines 16 Tesla V100 graphics cards, which work together to create a giant virtual GPU with half a terabyte of GPU memory and two petaflops of compute power....

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Qualcomm introduces a dedicated chip for mass market AR/VR headsets

At the end of the day, there are a lot of processes running on a smartphone-optimized chipsets that aren’t really necessary for the average virtual joe’s experience in a face computer. While tacking on more and more power to these headsets has generally been the dominating wisdom of the...

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Snapchat preps Snapkit platform to bring camera, login to other apps

Snapchat is secretly planning the launch of its first full-fledged developer platform, currently called Snapkit. The platform’s prototypes indicate it will let other apps offer a “login with Snapchat” options, use the Bitmoji avatars it acquired and host a version of Snap’s f...

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Bird is reportedly raising $150 million at $1 billion valuation

Bird, the electric scooter company that first launched in Los Angeles, is reportedly raising $150 million in new financing led by Sequoia Capital, according to Bloomberg. The round would value the company at $1 billion. Bird declined to comment for this story. This comes after Bird raised $100...

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Facebook’s policy on white supremacy plays right into a racist agenda

In an ongoing series over at Motherboard, we’re learning quite a bit about how Facebook polices hate speech and hate organizations on its platform. Historically, the company has been far less than transparent about its often inconsistent censorship practices, even as white supremacist content...

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Google starts migrating all G Suite users from Hangouts to Meet

Google today announced that starting now, it is moving all of its G Suite users who follow its recommended schedule from its Hangouts video chat service to Hangouts Meet, the more enterprise-ready version of Hangouts. The move will likely take about a month or so. This means all newly created Calen...

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Sonic and ultrasonic attacks damage hard drives and crash OSes

(credit: Microsoft) Attackers can cause potentially harmful hard drive and operating system crashes by playing sounds over low-cost speakers embedded in computers or sold in stores, a team of researchers demonstrated last week. The attacks use sonic and ultrasonic sounds to disrupt magnetic HDDs...

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Students confront the unethical side of tech in ‘Designing for Evil’ course

Whether it’s surveilling or deceiving users, mishandling or selling their data, or engendering unhealthy habits or thoughts, tech these days is not short on unethical behavior. But it isn’t enough to just say “that’s creepy.” Fortunately, a course at the University of W...


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